This time, a fine debut from mysterious Norwegian idm-er Coax, also known as Reflex, and with his only previous release being the ultra-obscure, self-released 'Showcase' CD. He helps us out on Monotonik with a first release in the form of the electro-tinged, extremely catchy, almost retro video game-like electronics of the 'Blackened EP' - and we thank him. First up is the pounding, electro-happy beat of '1984', all pure sinewaves and sustain, as Coax taps into the pure melodies and simple joys... ( 1 reviews )
"Norwegian artist Coax, who has previously released on the Kahvi and Monotonik netlabels, returns with his second album on Soft Phase. From The Endless Auburn is a thrilling, evocative, emotional journey. Coax has crafted a cinematic masterpiece, blending a full orchestra, delicate piano, and tumbling synths to light up the mind's eye. His music has a raw, poignant beauty that sinks down into the heart. Majestic strings, dark thundering brass, and bombastic percussion swell into dazzling... ( 1 reviews ) Topics: orchestral, piano, soundtrack
Another, long in coming Monotonik release from Scandinavian artist Coax, and 'Wobo Jomodo' is a charming set of music in the classic sense of laidback electronica. Starting out, we have the rolling, sharp 'Balloon Funk 1', with all kinds of sustain being built up as the bass burbles along happily in the background, before we roll into 'Gion', all sine beeps and happy camping. Elsewhere in the EP, highlights include the glimmering, almost futuristic 'Apple Beat', with its frantic bleeps and...
"Our fourth release is a full length album from norwegian artist Coax, who has previously made appearances on Kahvi and Monotonik netlabels. Artifacts And Discovery being the title, the album is a wonderfully varied combination of ambient softness, dramatic orchestral pieces, sensitive piano interludes, science fiction movie atmosphere, all spiced up with the occasional electronic rhythms. At times, you feel like you have landed on the surface of an unknown planet, feel the tension build... Topics: coax, ambient, orchestral, soundtrack